HOUSTON — Adam Silver stole the spotlight from David Stern at the commissioner’s final All-Star press conference … simply by directly answering a question.
After Stern revealed that both the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets had applied to host the league’s signature event two years from now, a reporter asked a follow-up question that Stern would never in a million years have answered.
“Will New York get the game?”
“Yes,” Silver quickly answered, before Stern had a chance to say — as he has done so many times in the past — that this was not the time or the place to make such an announcement.
Can you say “breath of fresh air?”
Silver will be the commissioner by the time the next All-Star Game is held in New Orleans next February, which means we won’t have David to kick around anymore. Will Silver inherited the booing that greets Stern at each of his public appearances?
That remains to be seen, but I discussed it with CineSport’s Noah Coslov at All-Star Saturday night in this video.